An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base sits on the flightline at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress, Virginia, during Bushwhacker 22-07, Nov. 4, 2022. Davis-Monthan is an operational, warfighting base with 11,000 total force Airmen that directly support six combatant commanders across the globe every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paige Weldon)
More than 300 Air Force Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participated in Bushwhacker 22-07, an exercise to test the operational training and readiness for Lead Wing certification for rapid deployment overseas. The personnel were spread out across multiple locations including Oceana Naval Air Station, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress. The “Lead Wing” concept is intended to allow rapid deployment of combat forces anywhere in the world on short notice.